On 22 November 2007, the European Commission published its Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan, 'Towards a Low Carbon Future'. This document recognises the Europe needs to act now, together, to deliver sustainable, secure and competitive energy. The inter-related challenges of climate change, security of energy supply and competitiveness are multifaceted and require a coordinated response.
In the SET-Plan the European Industrial Initiatives (EII) constitute key elements with the aims to strengthen industrial energy research and innovation and to mobilise the necessary critical mass of activities and actors. in order to accelerate deployment of new technologies.
With these objectives the creation of European Technology Platforms has brought together stakeholders to define common research agendas and deployment strategies. For the nuclear energy, that is the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP).
The SNETP has set up a Task Force comprising research organisations and interested industrial partners to define the European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative (ESNII).
Considering the choice already made in France and in Belgium to build the mechanical components for ASTRID and MYRRHA on the RCC-MRx basis (the code of design and construction rules for mechanical components of innovative nuclear installations, developed and edited by Afcen), the ESNII Task Force recommended, at its March 2010 meeting, to bring together all the relevant stakeholders in a CEN Workshop in order to develop, on the RCC-MRx basis, the European code for the design and fabrication of mechanical equipments for ESNII innovative nuclear installations.
CEN Workshop Agreement
The produced CWA will be, on the RCCMRx basis, the European code for the design and fabrication of mechanical equipments for ESNII innovative nuclear installations.
CEN Workshop Status
The kick-off meeting of this CEN Workshop took place in Brussels on 3 February 2011.
Request and information concerning the registration for the CEN Workshop is to be sent to the Workshop Secretariat, AFNOR.
Approved Business Plan
CEN Workshop Chairman
Mr Didier Lelièvre
Direction de l'Energie Nucléaire Bat.121 – PC 3
F-91191 Gif sur Yvette CEDEX
Tel: + 33 169 086 395
CEN Workshop Secretariat
Mr Jocelyn Loumeto
11, rue Francis de Pressensé
F-93571 La Plaine Saint-Denis Cedex
Tel: + 33 1 41 62 86 93
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre
Mr Thierry Legrand
Avenue Marnix 17
Tel: + 32 2 550 09 65